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Buzz In India-Russia Military Ties Back As India Eyes Tech Transfer

NEW DELHI: Something is stirring between India and Russia and while the focus is on the economic relationship, it is actually military cooperation where...
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‘Hong Kong Creates Space For India To Take Advantage Of Situation’

NEW DELHI: A trade deal may not have been signed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to the United States but a lot...
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ISIS Likely To Gain Ground From U.S’s Syria Pullout

NEW DELHI: The scheduled pullout of American forces from Syria is not only an opportunity for ISIS to rebuild itself, but can also provide...
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‘India’s Stance On Turkey’s Syria Invasion Partly Based On Ankara’s J&K, Pakistan Positions’

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan continues to thumb a nose at the U.S., EU and all those who are criticising him for the invasion...
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‘Taliban, U.S Special Envoy Have Told Me They Want To Restart Talks, Russia Is Helping’

Zamir Kabulov, Russian President Vladimir Putin's Special Representative for Afghanistan in an exclusive, comprehensive conversation with SNI Associate Editor Amitabh P Revi in Moscow....

Maleeha Lodhi’s Fatal Flaw: Her Son Is Married To A Hindu

WASHINGTON DC: The reason Pakistan decided to name a woman beater, Munir Akram, as its permanent representative to the United Nations and unceremoniously remove...

India Goes High As Pakistan Goes Low

Washington DC: The “New India’s” coming out party was loud and assertive. Ten days of enthusiastic outreach to the world at the United Nations...
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‘India Will Not Be America’s 20th Century Ally’

India-U.S. relations are in the "normal" mode and it's perfectly normal to bicker over trade, disagree about sanctions and all such issues, says Jeff...
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Quad Foreign Ministers’ Meeting A Surprise Warning For China

India seems to have finally shed its inhibitions, in a manner of speaking, to have a Quad meeting at the ministerial level. On Thursday,...

How ‘Howdy Modi’ Was Planned And Executed

It was a meeting in Ahmedabad in June with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar that set the ball rolling on the ‘Howdy Modi’ event...

Trump Compares Modi To Elvis, Says He Could Be Father Of India

NEW YORK: U.S. President Donald Trump clearly wants to be the man who solves the India-Pakistan problem or at least try to. He keeps...

In Modi’s Rally For Trump, A Pitch For India-U.S. Friendship, Jibe At Pak

NEW DELHI: One good turn deserves another. At the “Howdy Modi” event in a packed NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, with President Donald Trump...
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The Nuclear Deal Ended India’s Strategic Exclusion …

Shyam Saran is among India's most distinguished diplomats, holding key positions in India and abroad culminating in his appointment as Foreign Secretary. Saran played...
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‘Pause In U.S.-Taliban Talks Is Time To Reset, Have Taliban-Afghan Talks’

U.S. Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad has briefed members of the U.S. Congress, in a confidential hearing, on the stalled American-Taliban talks. Alice Wells, acting...
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‘Trump’s Appearance At Modi’s Rally Sends A Big Signal To Pakistan On Kashmir’

NEW DELHI: The fact that a U.S. president is appearing for the first time at an Indian prime minister’s rally is a big diplomatic...
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Many Arrows Brought Bolton Down—Afghanistan, Iran, North Korea, Russia, Syria

Lt. General Michael Flynn (Retired) lasted 24 days, Lt. General H R Mcmaster (Retired) a little over a year and John Bolton was U.S....
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‘Jadhav, Masood Azhar Facets Of Same Issue, India Successfully Used International Law To Promote Interests’

India successfully utilised avenues of international law for Kulbhushan Jadhav and Masood Azhar, India’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations Syed Akbaruddin tells SNI...

Trump’s Kashmir Comment: ‘If Pak Brings It Up During PM’s Expected UN Visit, We Know How To Handle’

No resonance for Pakistan's pursuit of its solo goal of (mediation on Jammu and Kashmir), India Permanent Representative at the UN Syed Akbaruddin tells...

India Snubs Trump’s Kashmir Remarks, To Wait And Watch U.S. Moves

The uncharitable would say Donald Trump had consumed an intoxicant when he made those remarks about mediating on Kashmir between India and Pakistan. Others...
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‘Trump & Kim Have Been Working Behind The Scenes For This Historic Step On The DMZ’

It was a giant leap for Donald Trump: After the failed February summit in Vietnam with North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un, the two leaders symbolically...

Trade, 5G Discussed As Modi, Trump Meet On Sidelines Of G20

If anybody was expecting fireworks during the Modi-Trump bilateral, they would have been disappointed. Rather the U.S. President, unexpectedly as is his wont, tweeted:...

Differences Remain, Agree India & U.S. But Committed To Solid Ties

India and the U.S. appeared to have agreed to disagree and parted with friendship despite their huge differences on Iran and New Delhi’s purchase...
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Trump Administration Transactional But Under Modi 2.0 Will Find India No Pushover

New Delhi and Washington will be seeking to “get to know each other” amidst a general perception that bilateral relations are stagnating when visiting...

The India-U.S. Crisis Managers

As U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo embarks on his India visit amidst strain in ties between the two countries due to a host...

Amid Strain In India-U.S. Ties, Pompeo Visit Comes As Ice-Breaker

There is no structured agenda for the talks between visiting U.S.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and India’s External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, diplomatic sources...

U.S. Needs India As Well; So Will It Be Give And Take?

The big stick or carrots? Perhaps both. Media coverage about the visit on Tuesday of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has veered from...

India-U.S. Ties Under Pressure From Trade Disputes

It shouldn’t have come to this but it has. The India-U.S. relationship is being held hostage to trade disputes and a growing list of...

Trump’s Visit Shows That Despite Hiccups U.S.-UK Relationship Is Still ‘Special’

The recent visit by U.S. President Donald Trump to the UK has done much to assure everyone that the special relationship is still there....

U.S. Indo-Pacific Report Threatens China, Offers No Fresh Insights On India

The latest U.S. Defense Department report on the Indo-Pacific has China and Russia firmly in its sights. China is described as a "Revisionist Power",...

A Woman Of Many Firsts, Kamala Harris Seeks Another

Democratic U.S. Senator Kamala Harris has accumulated many firsts in her professional life. As summarised recently in a leading American magazine, The Atlantic: She...

Publicity Seeker Or Crusader: Julian Assange Still Divides Opinions Post Arrest

WikiLeaks’ co-founder Julian Assange decisively returned to the world news agenda on April 11 with his bodily removal, kicking and screaming, from self-imposed incarceration...
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‘Ecuador President Moreno Wants To Restore Friendly Ties With The U.S.

Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange who had been holed up in the embassy of Ecuador since 2012 after the South American nation granted him political...
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‘It May Not Be A Bad Thing For India If GSP Goes …’

The US threat to withdraw India's GSP privileges may be just that, a threat. Trade expert Rajat Kathuria of the Indian Council for Research...

Why The World Should Fear Trump’s Bid To Become A Statesman

‘A true leader always keeps an element of surprise up his sleeve, which others cannot grasp but which keeps his public excited and breathless.’...

Second Trump-Kim Summit: Unravelling Its Rhetoric-Reality Conundrum

As he announced in his State of the Union Address on February 5, U.S. President Donald Trump will hold his second summit with North...

U.S. Lobbies To Pressurise India To Sign Hague Convention

In an unusual move that has raised eyebrows in diplomatic circles as well as in South Block, the U.S. ambassador to India Ken Juster...

‘Half-Truths, Untruths Being Peddled By U.S. Media On J&K’

The administrative reorganisation of Jammu and Kashmir and the abrogation of Article 370 are India’s internal matter and do not impinge on the country’s...

U.S.-China Trade War Won’t Throttle India’s Growth: New Development Bank Chief

Shanghai: Is the BRICS founding principle of multilateralism fraying at the edges? If one looks at Brazil, the new government of Jair Bolsonaro appears...

The Nub Of The India-U.S. Tariff Discord

On February 14, India and U.S. will go head to head on a sensitive trade issue: Washington's threat to revoke Generalised System of Preferences...
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‘US Trying To Effect A Coup d’état In My Country’: Venezuelan Envoy To India

The oil-rich South American nation of Venezuela is in the throes of a political crisis. Elected president Nicolas Maduro is facing a challenge to...

When The Elephants Quarrel, Canada Faces The Music

Canada, and more so the Trudeau administration, wants to have the cake and eat it too! She preaches Saudi Arabia about respecting human rights...
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‘Venezuela Is In Turmoil But Foreign Intervention Is Unlikely’

Why should developments in Venezuela, a country 14,000 km away, be of any interest to India? Venezuela was until some years ago, a major...

From The State Of The Shutdown To The State of The Union

President Trump signed a stopgap budget bill on January 25 to end the partial U.S. government shutdown, which began on December 22. The end...

Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Sign In for 2020

The battle for 2020 has already begun with several prominent Democrats announcing their bid to defeat President Donald Trump in what could be one...
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Trump’s Syria Troop Withdrawal Will Impact Fight Against ISIS

President Trump has since his swearing in, distanced himself from the foreign policy approaches of his forbears. Whether disdaining NATO, or insulting other friends...

Hired And Fired, Trump Style

Since taking over as the 45th President of the United States in January 2017, Donald Trump has presided over a revolving door administration.  So far 15...

U.S. Mid-term Elections And What They Mean For Trump

The U.S. mid-term elections on Tuesday, November 6 sparked unusually high voter participation for such non-presidential contests. Almost 48 per cent of eligible voters...
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‘Managing India-U.S. Divergences A Challenge’

Richard Rossow is an old India hand. From his perch at the CSIS in Washington DC, he told Strategic News International that Donald Trump...

‘Syria Is For Trade And Tourism, Not Terrorism’

The big headline from Syria is the UN warning of the world’s worst loss of life this century with Government and Russian forces pounding...

Remembering 9/11: 17 Years On

On this day, 17 years ago the United States of America came face to face with terrorism.  As the nation recoiled from the sight...

Looking Towards A Wider Indo-Pacific Strategy In The United States

The Indian government has concerns that the U.S. concept of Indo-Pacific security is overwhelmingly tilted towards Pacific security issues and has insufficient focus on...

Why Trump’s Iran Tough Talk Seems A ‘Crude’ Distraction

Donald Trump has a full foreign policy plate these days---for starters, trade tensions with India and much of the world, the on-again and now...
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Eye On China, India & U.S. Edge Closer

India and U.S. today further consolidated their strategic partnership by signing another foundational agreement and reiterating their commitment to free and open Indo-Pacific. 

India, U.S. Strategic Convergence Targets South China Sea

Strategic convergence was the message that came through at the end of the inaugural round of the India-U.S. 2+2 Dialogue in Delhi on Thursday.  It...

COMCASA Signed, Defence Continues to Spur India-U.S. Ties

India and the United States on Thursday signed the Communication and Information on Security Memorandum of Agreement (COMCASA) that is meant to facilitate transfer of communications security...

Joint Statement On The Inaugural India-U.S. 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue

Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj and Minister of Defence Nirmala Sitharaman welcomed Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James...

The First US-India 2 + 2 Talks: What to Expect (or Not Expect)

On September 6, U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be in New Delhi to start the...

Act Decisively Against Terrorists, Pompeo Tells Pak

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wound up talks with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Islamabad on Wednesday, making it clear that...

Growing India-US Ties Has Beijing Jittery

The name Zhang Jiadong may be familiar to India's community of China watchers. He was posted in the Chinese embassy in New Delhi a...

2+2 will strengthen India-US understanding

The India-US 2+2 Dialogue of foreign and defence ministers is being held for the first time in Delhi. The dialogue had been postponed twice...

Differences On Russia Deal Apart, Many Areas Of Indo-US Convergence

Amidst the growing strategic convergence between India and the United States (U.S.), New Delhi is hopeful that Washington will keep this in mind in...

India – US Military Hotline Soon

India and United States are likely to discuss the possibility of establishing a hotline between India’s defence ministry and the Pentagon for better coordination...